Startseite Kongressberichte 2017 59th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition Lymphoma Hodgkin Lymphoma and T/NK Cell Lymphoma Hodgkin Lymphoma Immunotherapy Studies; nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma clinical studies

624. Hodgkin Lymphoma and T/NK Cell Lymphoma—Clinical Studies: Hodgkin Lymphoma Immunotherapy Studies; nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma clinical studies


Results from a Phase 1/2 Study of Brentuximab Vedotin in Combination with Nivolumab in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

Alex F. Herrera, et al.

The authors of the study conclude:

R/R HL remains an unmet clinical need despite recent medical advances. These data suggest the combination BV + Nivo is a well tolerated and an active salvage therapy with a high rate of CR (62%) that has no adverse impact on stem cell collection. The safety and activity of this novel combination support further exploration in an ongoing pivotal phase 3 trial in pts with R/R HL who have either already received or are considered ineligible for ASCT (NCT03138499).



Nivolumab Treatment Beyond Investigator-Assessed Progression: Outcomes in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma from the Phase 2 Checkmate 205 Study

Jonathon B Cohen, et al.

The authors of the study conclude:

In total, 29% of pts from CheckMate 205 Cohort A/B/C were TBP. New lesions were the most common reason for initial progression in pts TBP. Stable reductions in tumor burden were seen with continued treatment in pts TBP, and median TTNT and OS remained high. Proposed updates to response criteria may help to better assess the long-term efficacy of checkpoint inhibitors. These data suggest that pts considered to show stable performance status, non-rapid progression, and clinical benefits despite progression according to conventional response criteria may derive long-term benefits from continued nivo treatment.

Study funding: BMS. Writing support: Simon Wigfield, Caudex, funded by BMS.



Nivolumab for Newly Diagnosed Advanced-Stage Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (cHL): Results from the Phase 2 Checkmate 205 Study

Rod Ramchandren, et al.

The authors of the study conclude:

 Nivo monotherapy followed by N-AVD combination therapy was well-tolerated in pts with newly diagnosed, untreated, advanced-stage cHL. Nearly all pts completed nivo monotherapy treatment and started combination therapy with N-AVD. The safety profile was consistent with historical experience of nivo and AVD separately, with no new safety signals. Nivo followed by N-AVD may provide a tolerable alternative treatment option to standard-of-care multi-agent chemotherapy for pts with newly diagnosed advanced-stage cHL.

Study support: BMS. Writing support: Matthew Thomas, PhD, Caudex, funded by BMS.



Efficacy of Chemotherapy or Chemo-Anti-PD-1 Combination after Unsatisfactory Response of Anti-PD-1 Therapy for Relapsed and Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Retrospective Series from Lysa Centers

Cédric Rossi, et al.

The authors of the study conclude:

Our retrospective study showed that pts with an unsatisfactory response or PD with anti-PD-1 therapy had a new objective response with CT alone (61%) or CT in combination with anti-PD-1 therapy (90%). This response could make some pts eligible for allograft. Prospective clinical trials are needed to confirm the synergistic effect of CT with anti-PD-1 therapy and to determine which CT provides the best results in combination with these checkpoint inhibitors.



Pilot Study of Non-Viral, RNA-Redirected Autologous Anti-CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptor Modified T-Cells in Patients with Refractory/Relapsed Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)

Jakub Svoboda, et al.

The authors of the study conclude:

Targeting CD19 positive cells with non-viral, RNA-electroporated, transiently expressed CART19 cells is a feasible and safe strategy in pts with relapsed/refractory HL. We saw encouraging responses, but these were short-lived. We are planning a study for HL pts utilizing virally transduced CART19 cells that are capable of in vivo expansion in combination with PD-1 inhibitors.



Active Surveillance for Newly Diagnosed Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma

Sven Borchmann et al.

The authors of the study conclude:

NLPHL has an excellent prognosis. Bulky and extranodal disease were identified as potential risk factors for progression. With the limitations of a retrospective analysis, it can be concluded that AS is a viable management strategy in NLHPL. The majority of AS patients require no treatment after multiple years of observation and those that do, can be adequately managed with established treatments. Additionally, no evidence was found for an increased rate of transformation or worse PFS2 or OS in AS patients. Treatment related deaths exceeded deaths from lymphoma.